Six of Cups

Six of Cups

Known also as the Lord of Pleasure and having much in common with the Sun in Scorpio, the Six of Cups represents emotional renewal, romance and reminiscing. The Sun is our essence, vitality and driving force and being placed in Scorpio gives our energy a depth and resonance that permeates to the core. It is the deep emotions, the face-off with the instincts and experiences ┬áthat ask us to transform and grow and come to a deeper knowledge of ourselves. It can herald the return from an old friend or lover from the past, or a feeling of nostalgia for a time in your past when you considered your life was more perfect or perhaps less complicated. Often it brings fond memories of childhood, when life was less complicated and more magical. Often it feels like history repeating itself, like when someone who has passed out of your life ages ago turns up in a dream that you remember all the following day and it perplexes you – what does it mean? There may be situations occurring that remind you of the past, perhaps when things didn’t go so well, and this is often because the lessons we needed to learn from past experiences were not really integrated and so they occur again, to remind you of your patterns and the need to come up with a different response. This Six brings with it a need or desire for contemplation and meditation, and is an opportunity to examine your past experiences and the traces of those times that you still carry with you and that affect your life and...
Six of Cups

Six of Cups

The Six of Cups is also known as the Lord of Pleasure and is aligned with Sun in Scorpio. It is a time to give yourself up to your positive emotions and to enjoy the richness of your feelings and understand how important your feelings are to your ongoing happiness. The key to success in life is to go to your positive emotions as much as possible, since it is out of a sense of feeling emotionally fulfilled that the rest of your life flows. You are able to enjoy yourself now using the emotions as a channel since you have learnt from the past what makes you feel good and what doesn’t. You have the opportunity to grow up your emotional life and create circumstances in your life that enrich your feelings. From a base of secure and enjoyable emotion, you can now succeed in other areas of your life. You may now enjoy stillness and peace following on the footsteps of trouble. Put your worries aside, since they are not real and cannot exist at the same time and in the same space as serenity and happiness. You will be looking back on the past with fondness, and sometimes the past returns, sometimes in the form of a lover, sometimes in situations that seem to be repeating themselves, although this time you are not at the mercy of their effects, whatever they may be. You have grown so much, and some of that growth has been painful, but you are in a place now where that is all forgotten and you may look forward to your future...
Six of Cups

Six of Cups

Known also as the Lord of Pleasure and aligned with the Sun in Scorpio, the Six of Cups represents emotional renewal, enjoyment and pleasurable experiences, nostalgia and daydreams. The Sun is our centre, our ego and our light, while Scorpio refers to our ability to have deep emotional responses that add richness to our experiences if we let them. So our whole being has the opportunity to be enriched and made more full by the influence of this card. There is an element of karma or karmic ties, also a fondness for remembering good times past and even the return of a friend or lover from long ago. This is often a pleasant surprise that adds colour and meaning to your life at this point. How you experience this card will largely depend on what is going on in the present for you. If you are reliving your past as a means to escape what is happening in the present, you will find that you may be alienating those most close to you now and that have your best interests at heart. But if you are at a good place in your life now, then looking back will have the effect of enhancing even more your present experiences. In other words, there is a tendency to indulge in escapism so the advice is to avoid this and deal with what is going on right in front of you now. Since this is such a ‘blast from the past’ card, it could be that you find old emotional patterns that you learned as a child may be resurfacing, when you...
Seven of Swords

Seven of Swords

The Seven of Swords is also known as the Lord of Unstable Effort and is aligned with the Moon in Aquarius. This card represents worry, incessant thinking and inability to choose. It is that internal dialogue where you know what you want to do, and then all the ‘yes-buts’ come in to cloud the issue so you end up in a stalemate. Traditionally, this card serves a warning that something may be taken from you, so best be on your guard. Don’t take anything at face value now, read contracts closely and don’t agree to anything that you’re not 100% sure about. The energy with this card is erratic, complex and changeable. Since Swords refer to the mental realm – thoughts, ideas and beliefs – this would indicate scattered thoughts and hampered decision making abilities. ┬áSometimes it can indicate you sabotage your own efforts due to the uncertain state you are in. And then we can take the flip side of this card in which you can use your wits to subvert an unfair situation to your advantage, especially when the system is blatantly unfair and completely wrong. Seven is the number of challenge, secrecy and deceit and is to be transcended by facing the challenge and overcoming it. The path to overcoming the challenge of the Seven lies in one’s intuition. Meditation is an invaluable practice for you at this time, because you need to still your whirlwind thoughts and sink down into your intuition. For the intuition to be of use to you (which is its job after all) you need to be able to listen to...
Queen of Wands

Queen of Wands

Known also as the Queen of the Thrones of Flame, the Queen of Wands represents warmth, pleasure and loyalty and is depicted in antiquity as the fiery goddesses of old, whose chariots were drawn by lions. Ruled by the Element of Fire, she represents the life-giving properties of the Sun in her benevolent aspect, and the destructive power of flame when in her detriment. She also represents the loyalty of the heart and the power of the imagination, when in its creative and artistic aspect. She is capable of holding a spiritual vision to its fulfillment and she does this with her strength of will and ability to hold fast to her values. This Queen has boundless reserves of energy, and she will be found running errands for the family or multitasking and juggling her career or organising her friends’ love lives – she is tireless. If she cannot find an outlet for her energy she will likely be causing trouble and strife so it is best to have a goal to direct this energy towards. If you were to observe her from a distance without knowing her, you would conclude that her life is one big chaotic drama, but she knows the order of things and can multitask like nobody else, so keep your opinions to yourself if you please! However, the chaotic energy can sometimes take its toll and attention to detail may be lacking somewhat – and who can blame her, she is Fire and this element will not be delayed and has no patience for pernickity-ness. To avoid any problems however where attention to detail...
Queen of Swords

Queen of Swords

Known also as the Queen of the Thrones of Air, the Queen of Swords represents┬ámental development, cool precision of thought and independent logic. She is sometimes seen as detached, devoid of emotion, yet she is not so. She has mastered her inner strength and this has often come at the cost of personal suffering. She has just learnt not to display her emotions indiscriminately as she understands the power of internalising one’s strength and determination. This Queen is a mistress of organisation, common sense and fast action. If you need a decision quickly and without fuss, then she is the one to approach. She has an admirable toughness and lack of sentiment that you would have to get up pretty early in the morning to go around, so my advice is not to even try. For all of that mental toughness she has a great sense of humour and is quick witted and can be a lot of fun, when the mood is right. She will dazzle you with flashes of verbal brilliance and can hold her own in any debate. When you have the Queen of Swords in your corner, you are assured of a strong chance at success. She is independent but also committed to a cause if she so chooses, and she will bring many skills of negotiation and diplomacy to the table if that is what is required. As a partner she is mercurial, she can be moody and sullen, or full of laughter and jokes. One thing is for sure and that is she will never be found with dull routines or partners, so...